Babaji's will for Lahari Mahasaya

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" My Son" Babaji said, embracing Lahari, 'your role in this incarnation must be played on an outward stage. Prenatally blessed by many lives of lonely meditation, you must now mingle in the world of men.

" A deep purpose underlay the fact that you did not meet me this time until you were already a married man, with modest business responsibilities. You must put aside your thoughts of joining our secret band in the Himalayas; your life lies in the crowded marts, serving as an example of the ideal yogi-householder.

" The cires of many bewildered worldly men and women have not fallen unheard on the ears of the Great Ones', Babaji went on. " You have been chosen to bring spiritual solace through Kriya Yoga to numerous earnest seekers. The millions who are encumbered by family ties and heavy worldly duties will take new heart from you, a householder like themselves. You must guide them to see that the highest yogic attainments are not barred to the family man. Even in the world, the yogi who faithfully discharges his responsibilities, without personal motive or attachment, treads the sure path of enlightenment.

" No neccessity comples you to leave the world, for inwardly you have already sundered its every karmic tie. Not of this world, you must yet be in it. Many years still remain during which you must conscientiously fulfull your family , business, civic and spiritual duties. A sweet new breath of divine hope will penetrate the arid hearts of worldly men. From your balance life, they will understand that liberation is dependent on inner, rather than outer, renunciations."

The above verses are from Autobiography of a Yogi by Pramhansa Yogananda ( Chapter 34. Materializing a Palace in the Himalayas)

I have add this to the blog as i feel today i am people like me who want to travel in the path for finding the ultimate god are stuck with the worldly responsibilities and are not able to convince their mind that they can still be performing their duties and continue their quest for the ultimate Soul (THEE).